Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technicians among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,670
25th Percentile Wage
$35,090
50th Percentile Wage
$43,800
75th Percentile Wage
$52,710
90th Percentile Wage
$63,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$43,800
-0.59% 8.95%
2015
$44,060
1.00% -
2014
$43,620
8.55% -
2013
$39,890
0.03% -
2012
$39,880
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in state of Washington ranges from $36,640 to $53,670. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Washington is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,670. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $48,440). The lowest paying area is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $36,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,670
Spokane
$48,440
Olympia
$47,470
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$46,710
Longview
$44,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$43,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$43,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$42,930
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,760
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,660
Yakima
$42,500
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$40,800
Bellingham
$40,500
Lewiston
$39,710
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$39,680
Tacoma
$36,670
Bremerton-Silverdale
$36,640




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